Adirondack Sweeps Utica in Doubleheader
The Blue Sox took the loss in the first game of their doubleheader against the Adirondack Trail Blazers on Saturday night. The final score was 5-4 in the Trail Blazers favor.
The Trail Blazers started the scoring for the night when they took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Chuck Hooker (Alderson Broaddus) hit a single that allowed the Trail Blazers to gain two runs.
The Blue Sox crossed the board for the first time of the game during the bottom of the third inning when they were able to gain a run. Taylor Olmstead (Southern New Hampshire) hit a double which allowed Kyle Norman (Buffalo) to cross home plate, putting the score at 2-1.
The Blue Sox built off of this when they increased their lead by three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The crucial play of the inning came when Adam LaRock (Iowa) hit a double with Mitch Calandra (Eckerd) and Devon Garcia (Ohio) on second and third. Evan Lee (Ashland) was next up to bat and tallied another run for the Blue Sox when he hit a single that allowed LaRock (Iowa) to score. This put the Blue Sox three runs ahead of the Trailblazers with a score of 4-1.
The Blue Sox were able to hold onto their lead until the top of the seventh inning when the Trail Blazers were able to rally back and tie the game. Riley Schaefer (Texas Lutheran) earned the single for the Trail Blazers that tied the game at 4-4.
The game was knotted after seventh inning, which forced the game to go into extra innings. The result of the game would be decided after nine with the Trail Blazers taking the win. The Trail Blazers scored the game winning run at the top of the ninth inning when Boswell hit a single, putting the score at 5-4. The Blue Sox could not answer back in the bottom of the ninth, putting the final score at 5-4.
Zac Bygum (Dartmouth) gets the win as he allowed no hits or runs in three innings played. Dylan Leahy (Keystone) takes the loss as he finished the game allowing eight hits and four runs.
The Blazers took an early 5-0 lead by the end of the top half of the
fourth inning, remind you that this was a seven inning game due to it being part
of a double header. The Blue Sox would add one in the bottom half of the fourth
to make it a 5-1 ballgame but couldn’t muster any more offense after that.
Jordan Torrento (Adrian) lead the way offensively in game two for the Blazers
going 2-3 with two RBI’s and a walk on the night. Logan Walters (Tennessee Tech)
got the win going two and two-thirds innings allowing no runs and no hits with
two strikeouts on top of that line. Riley Moore (Diablo Valley CC) took the loss for
Utica allowing five runs on seven hits in four innings pitched.
With the two wins today, Adirondack improves to 12-21 on the season. With
the two losses, Utica falls to 11-23.